Digital Initiatives

Treasures at Your Fingertips

The FIT Library has embarked on a number of exciting digital initiatives. Every day, new materials are added to our digital collections, whether it's video of fashion icons speaking on campus, or high-resolution digitizations of French fashion illustrations. Please explore some of our digital initiatives listed below.

grid of repository resources

FIT Institutional Repository

A platform created by the Gladys Marcus Library to showcase everything that makes FIT a unique educational institution. This open access digital archive is designed to collect, preserve, and provide access to the intellectual and creative output of the FIT community.

model on runway

Archive on Demand

An online video platform of lectures, events, and instruction curated by the FIT Library.

woman in cardigan and capri pants

SPARC Digital

A platform created by the FIT Library's Special Collections and College Archives to showcase the rare and unique materials from our collections that have been digitized, including original fashion sketches, photographs, illustrations, and historic fashion plates.

Drawing of Ruth Finley

Fashion Calendar Research Database

From 1941 to 2014, Ruth Finley published the Fashion Calendar, an independent, weekly periodical that served as the official scheduling clearinghouse for the American fashion industry. Digitized by the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Fashion Calendar is now searchable, graphable and mappable.

surreal painting by Miro


The FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL) primarily serves as a repository of art history images for FIT's History of Art department, along with additional, varied material to meet the classroom and research needs of the FIT community. Access to the majority of content is restricted to members of the FIT community. Check here for more information.

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FIT Authors

An initiative of the FIT Library to showcase the scholarship and creativity of the FIT community, as well as to promote our collections.


The Bannerstone Project

Led by Professor Anna Blume (History of Art Dept.), this initiative is a resource for the study of the aesthetically complex, anomalous ancient Native American lithics known as bannerstones.

Grey Flat Top Hat with Bows and Flower

The FITting Room

An augmented reality (AR) experience that allows users to “try on” rare and unique materials from the FIT Library’s Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC). With a variety of hats, scarves, and earrings featured in original fashion sketches by legendary artists, this AR experience brings historic source material to life.

FIT 75

FIT 75th Anniversary Timeline

A timeline highlighting key moments in FIT's illustrious history

Contact US

Digital Initiatives Librarian

(212) 217-4359